Financial wellness course returns

  • The Hartwell Sun
    The Hartwell Sun

A financial wellness course starting in March is available to people interested in improving their financial standing. The event also could help with purchasing a home.
The 10-week course will begin March 2. The classes will be held on Monday’s from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Scheduled class dates are March 9, 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27; May 4 and 11.
Completion of the class earns the student a certificate as well as a $500 local grant which may be used toward the purchase or construction of a home in Hart County.
It is $25 to participate. The class is limited to 17 seats which will be given out on a first-come first-serve basis. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 28. Registration is not valid until a payment is received.
The class will be held at the Hart College and Career Academy, across from the board of education office at 59 Fifth St., in Hartwell.
The course grew from an idea pitched in the Hart County Poverty Task Force, facilitated by the Hart County Archway Partnership through the University of Georgia. This will be the third time since the fall of 2018 the course has been offered.
Local groups, including the Hart County industrial Building Authority and the Hart College and Career Academy, started the project and welcome help from the community to keep the courses going.
“Our mission extends further by helping promote financial wellness and education, which wil help all lcoal area citizens rise above poverty and benefit from long-term prosperity,” IBA director Dwayne Dye told The Hartwell Sun prior to the second course in April 2019.